London, 10th September, 2014. With some of the season’s best music festivals still to come and Fresher’s Week looming for new university students, social ticketing platform Fatsoma is now offering a highly efficient and speedy way for event promoters to scan and verify tickets purchased on its website. A new app, based on the leading barcode scanning and data capture software from Scandit, will enable event door staff to process higher numbers of attendees quickly, and track attendance numbers and event metrics.
The Fatsoma app has been enabled by the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK, a platform developed specifically for smartphone, tablet and wearable computing devices, and is being made available by Fatsoma following research amongst its event promotion customers.
“Promoters are always looking for the best ways to streamline entry to events,” said Chris Pearson, co-founder at Fatsoma. “Because our online platform is primarily aimed at students and young people, the events they attend often attract large numbers, and this presents a challenge for promoters and organisers. Our smartphone-based app is designed to provide a better experience for both the promoter and the attendee.”
Traditionally, promoters find it difficult to streamline event entry through barcode scanning without the need for expensive dedicated scanning hardware. However, the ubiquity of smartphones, combined with Fatsoma’s eticket ecosystem and the Scandit SDK, have produced a solution that is efficient, low maintenance and economical to operate.
“Promoters can get real-time updates on how the door is performing and keep track of how many people are in or out of the venue at a given time,” continued Pearson. “If people forget their tickets, door staff can search for customers’ orders using the app and allow them to enter. These large events can have several entry points and scanners, so the Fatsoma app ensures all the devices remain in sync to guard against ticket-re-use. The integration of the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK helps promoters to deliver event attendance in real-time and reduce waiting times at the door. At one event earlier this summer one of our event promotion customers processed 600 attendees in just one hour.”
For more information about Scandit’s barcode scanner solutions, see www.scandit.com/products.